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I blew away Windows XP using the Ubuntu disk today on my Dell Inspiron 1100. After Linux installed and I rebooted, the display of Ubuntu seems to repeat itself. So I have two login screens, and each doesn't extend to the far right side of the monitor.

I went to the Dell site to download the drivers, but I didn't see an option for a Linux operating system.

What could cause this? How can I fix it?

=============== Problem 2: the screen also keeps flickering

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If this is a fresh install and you have logged in for the first time, you may need to install and activate proprietary drivers. From the dash, search jockey or "Additional Drivers" to check for any display drivers you might need to install.

Once your drivers are up-to-date, you can change your display settings by selecting Displays from the cog icon system menu in the top right of the screen (or use the dash to search for "Displays")

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what's the "dash"? I also can't find a search box anywhere. –  MacGyver Mar 11 '12 at 5:56
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to get to the dash, click on the ubuntu logo up near the top left corner of the launcher, or press the super-key (windows key) -- sorry, I'm assuming you are using the latest stable release (ubuntu 11.10) –  amc Mar 11 '12 at 6:05
    
Looks like it needs to be plugged into the internet to download the drivers. Something I didn't do when I installed Ubuntu. I'm thinking I should just do a clean install with it plugged in, to have it automatically install other things it missed. What are your thoughts on that? –  MacGyver Mar 11 '12 at 6:30
    
well you could do that, but why not just plug it in now and get all the updates? –  amc Mar 11 '12 at 6:40
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unity2D just uses minimal graphics and is designed for older systems that don't have the hardware specs to run 3D graphics –  amc Mar 11 '12 at 18:29

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